Matt Munoz

Matt Munoz Matt Munoz is Project Coordinator and Reporter at Kern Sol News. He may be reached at

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Planned Census phases to be extended due to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 / By
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau announced over the weekend it is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15th, 2020 following assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities.

Local organization offers Sikh community assistance in filling out census form with support line, canvassing efforts

March 30, 2020 / By

In January 2020, many Sikh organizations announced the U.S. Census Bureau would include “Sikh” as a write-in option for question nine (“What is your race?”)

Single, working mother and student shares how the Census has provided her family opportunities

March 27, 2020 / By

Meet Edith Mata, the newest member of the Census Student Liaison team at Kern Sol News.

Compruebe Cómo Responde Su Comunidad al Censo 2020

March 26, 2020 / By
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¿Ha llenado su cuestionario del censo y tiene curiosidad por saber cómo están respondiendo los demás?

Check out how your community is responding to the 2020 Census

March 25, 2020 / By

Have you filled out your Census questionnaire and curious about how others are responding? The 2020 Census now has a user-friendly online interactive map available for residents across the nation to track response rates by state, county, city, and town with just a few clicks at

Census kiosks no longer available at libraries during COVID-19 pandemic; advocates urge residents to respond online

March 19, 2020 / By

Plans for public kiosks at all Kern County Library branches and during the 2020 Census have been suspended following the closing of all countywide branches between March 17th and April 13th in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Virtual library fun’: Kern County Library closure doesn’t stop staff from providing services online

March 18, 2020 / By

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kern County Library branches will be closed effective immediately at the direction of the Kern County Administrative Office and Kern County Department of Public Health.

Census 2020 in-language support lines now available

March 17, 2020 / By
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If you need help filling out your Census questionnaire, a number of different in-language support lines are available to answer your questions.

2020 Census Invitations Begin Arriving Today

March 12, 2020 / By
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Have you checked your mailbox yet? Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20.

Kern Sol holds Ethnic News Media Briefing for Census coverage

March 12, 2020 / By

3-11-20. Hodel’s. Photos by Fabian Mendez

A group of key area stakeholders joined together Wednesday morning at Hodel’s in Bakersfield to meet with local media outlets to offer ideas for ongoing Census coverage.